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Tokyo Noise: Lo-shi’s Moro-Q

The environment duo Lo-shi conjure up on their new album Moro-Q isn’t quite desolate, but the French-born pair’s music certainly captures a place that is empty and somewhat unnerving. That’s established right away, on foggy opener “Daniel Auteuil,” featuring warped voices shrouded by an electronic hiss, new elements emerging out gradually and adding to the tracks pull. This creeping emptiness carries over to songs such as “Tokyo 2020” and the piercing “Nande Nihon Ni Kimashita Ka,” and these sparser moments make more aggressive instances such as “Hitomishiri Underground” and “Group A’s Last Nightmare” all the more effective. And it makes the brightness of the penultimate title track radiate all the more. Get it here, or listen below.